Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Year in Review


It's New Year's, so you know what that means .....year-end-review time!

 January


February


 March & April


May & June
 

July & August



 September & October



 November & December


And the grand total is .... 111 projects knit or crocheted this year! Holy cow!!! (not all 111 are depicted above, but pretty close!) I should call 2016 the year of the hat, since 54 of the 111 projects were hats knit for charity. 


 

So how did I do on those crafting resolutions I set back in January? Eh, mixed. Some big achievements, but definitely big fat NOPEs on several of them. That's okay. There's always another year!

2016 Crafting Resolutions:
  • Goal #1: ZERO yarn purchases this year.WIN! This was my biggest achievement for the year. I bought NOTHING. Yay! And my stash reduced by more than 19,000 yards!
  • Goal #2: Empty at least two storage containers of yarn. Not so much.
  • Goal #3: Sew at least four quilts. Haha! NOPE. Did sew one though!
  • Goal #4: Knit at least three sweaters for myself. NOPE! Did make one though!
  • Goal #5: Knit 50 charity projects. YES! This was a big win! 54 to be exact.
  • Goal #6: Empty a storage bin of needlepoint projects. NOPE.
  • Goal #7: Make new pillow covers for my front sitting room. NOPE.
  • Goal #8: Continue to build my budding crochet skills. Yes!! I really built my crochet skills this year!
  • Goal #9: Dye my own self-striping yarn. NOPE.
  • Goal #10: Continue my Love Your Library project! Yes! 58 projects total were knit from patterns I had in my library prior to January 1, 2016. 
 So what do I want to achieve in 2017?
  • Goal #1: Going for year two of ZERO yarn purchases.
  • Goal #2: Sew at least two quilts.
  • Goal #3: Knit 50 charity projects.
  • Goal #4: Knit at least three sweaters for myself.
  • Goal #5: Devote more time to needlepoint/cross-stitch projects.
  • Goal #6: Learn how to crochet toys!
  • Goal #7: Dye my own self-striping yarn.
  • Goal #8: Continue my Love Your Library project!

2 comments:

  1. WOW!! 111 projects (excuse me while I just faint a little!) what a wonderful year! Good luck with all your intentions for 2017 :)

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  2. You were so productive, so many wonderful projects! And I'm blown away at your success in purchasing zero yarn in 2016, way to go!!

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